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  Profile: Winnie
Updated 24 January 2003, 17.13
Winnie
Winnie lives in Kenya and her family belongs to the Masai culture.

They follow a traditional way of life that involves herding cattle in the grasslands.

But that doesn't mean they're behind the times. Winnie's learning how to use the internet at school - something not many African children get to do.

Name: Winnie
Age: 13
Home: I live in Kenya in a small village of eight houses which are made out of cow dung
Do you go to school? Yes for eight hours a day, but I have to get up at 5.30am and herd goats before I go.
Fave subject: English
How do you get there? I walk, it takes about 20 minutes

What do you do to have fun with your friends? I bead jewellry, it's a huge part of our culture and it's something my mother and grandmother taught me to do.
What time do you have to go to bed? Whenever
Do you have any pets? No, but we have goats and cows
What do you worry about? Not much
If you could change anything about your life what would it be? Nothing
What do you want to be when you grow up? I'd love to be a teacher. I feel very lucky to have an education and I'd like to help others learn.
I'd like to visit the UK and see what the schools are like there.
What's your favourite type of music? Masai music
What's your fave sport? Football - I support my village team.
Do you watch TV? We don't have one
Do you have access to the internet? Yes - we're lucky enough to be learning how to use it at school.



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